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Emily Dickinson (1830–86).  Complete Poems.  1924.

Part Five: The Single Hound

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I THINK that the root of the Wind is Water,
It would not sound so deep
Were it a firmamental product,
Airs no Oceans keep—
Mediterranean intonations,        5
To a Current’s ear
There is a maritime conviction
In the atmosphere.

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